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Back to School 2023 - 2024 Guide
New Student Registration
If you are new to Pinellas County or if your child is transitioning into our school district, you must reserve a seat at a zoned school for the 2023-2024 school year. Visit the New Student Registration page to learn about the registration process and required documents. The Student Assignment office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
- Parents can check their child's transportation information in Focus.
- If your child rides the bus to school, you also received information via email and postal mail from the district's Transportation Department with your child's bus stop, route number, and pick-up and drop-off times.
- If you have questions about bus transportation, please contact the Transportation Call Center: 727-587-2020.
Parents can fill out all their back-to-school forms in one place - online. Use your parent ID and password to log into Focus at focus.pcsb.org and complete your Back-to-School Forms packet. Forms can also be accessed at www.pcsb.org/backtoschoolforms.
You can sign up for a self-service program where you can reset your password yourself. Learn more at www.pcsb.org/passwords.
Still have questions? Watch our Focus Forms Intro Video.
Focus has recently been updated to provide more options. Parents can create Parent Portal accounts, reset passwords and link their children to their accounts electronically. Learn more about Focus updates at www.pcsb.org/focusinfo.
See the State of Florida school entry Immunization Requirements.
Change or Reset Passwords
Learn how to change or reset your passwords at www.pcsb.org/passwords
Update Your Phone and Email Contact Information
Please make sure PCS has your up-to-date contact info.
School Supply List
View the recommended supply lists, by grade level.
2023-2024 School Calendars, Schedules and Open Houses
Breakfast and Lunch Programs
- Breakfast is free for all students and lunch is free at many of our schools. You can see a list of those schools, also known as Community Eligibility Program Schools, at www.pcsb.org/cep.
- To learn more about PCS meals, see www.pcsb.org/food.
- There are benefits to applying for free and reduced-price meals, even if your school provides free meals. Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for free full-day VPK.
- Students in all district schools are still able to apply for free and reduced lunch meal benefits online. The online application for free meal benefits is available at www.myschoolapps.com.
View the PCS Dress Code Policy
- Volunteer opportunities: Pinellas County Schools is always looking for volunteers and mentors. Learn more at www.pcsb.org/volunteers or www.pcsb.org/mentors or call 727-588-6405.
- Support your child’s academic success: Pinellas County Schools Parent Academy POWER HOUR workshops help parents support students academically, socially and emotionally. Learn more and check out free workshops at www.pcsb.org/parentacademy. If you have questions, call 727-588-6000 ext. 1846.
- Electronic flyers: Pinellas County Schools uses an electronic flyer delivery tool called “Peachjar” that delivers flyers directly to parents’ email inboxes. Learn more at pcsb.org/peachjar.
Resources to Support Students and Families
Find out about staff members, such as school counselors, social workers, school psychologists, prevention specialists and nurses: Watch this social services video.
Student Accident Insurance
The Pinellas County School Board, like most Florida school boards, requires students participating in certain school activities to purchase student accident insurance. Get more information on Student Accident Insurance and enrollment information on mandatory and voluntary student accident insurance. Have additional questions? Contact your school.
Looking for additional information? Please use this school list to contact your school